Unheimlich: Über das Unbehagen in der modernen Architektur
Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally “unhomely” modern condition. The essays are at once historical and theoretical, opening up the complex and difficult relationships between politics, social thought, and architectural design. The author’s focus is on the recent works of architects such as Daniel Libeskind, Bernard Tschumi, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Diller and Scofidio, Coop Himmelblau, et al.
Anthony Vidler is Professor of Art History and Architecture, and Chair of the Department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also the author of Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture, and of Claude Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Social Reform at the End of the Ancien Régime. The present publication was originally published under the title The Architectural Uncanny by MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992, 5th edition 1999.